Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace is not tolerated by New Zealand law.
You’re able to seek help and protection if you feel you are being subject to discrimination at your place of work for any reason.

What is discrimination?

Discrimination at work includes any of the following situations: You aren’t being given the same treatment as other employees or are being disadvantaged. You have been dismissed, forced to resign or discriminating behaviour is having a negative effect on your job.
It’s important to remember that discrimination is usually determined by if the same behaviour is shown, or not shown, towards people of similar skills, experience and qualifications who work in similar roles.
Grounds for a personal grievance
If your peers are being treated better than you, there are grounds for discrimination. Typically, discrimination is based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability and many other reasons. It is a violation of your basic human rights and should not be tolerated. If you feel you are being discriminated against, seek professional advice.

How we help

We’re here to help solve your problem, representing and supporting you through the process to achieve a resolution. We know legal matters are a financial burden, so we offer a no win, no fee service and cover any costs incurred until your situation is resolved.

If you feel you have been subject to discrimination in the workplace, we urge you to contact us immediately, in confidence.

If you want more information about discrimination, you can read a comprehensive summary at Employment New Zealand.

Additional information about the help you can access is available here.

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